Jim Parsons shares that he and husband had COVID-19
Emmy award-winning actor Jim Parsons appeared on ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ Monday night, where he revealed that he and husband Todd Spiewak had COVID-19 in March.
“We had it. Todd and I both had it early on. It was, like, middle of March,” Parsons told Fallon. “We didn’t know what it was. We thought we had colds, and then it seemed less likely, and then, finally, we lost our sense of smell and taste.”
“It defied the descriptions for me. I didn’t realize how, completely, taste and smell could be gone. And when you’re in quarantine, and there is really nothing to do but eat – oh my god that was brutal,” added Parsons.
The actor shared that, while recovering in quarantine, he picked up some new creative hobbies like a painting class and a creative writing class. However, “everything petered out” for him. Fortunately, Parsons and Spiewak have since completely recovered and are back to being healthy.
Since the start of quarantine, some fans have wondered how Parson’s beloved ‘Big Bang Theory’ character Sheldon, a self-proclaimed germaphobe, would handle the coronavirus pandemic, with some even saying he’s been ready for this since 2010. On Monday, Parsons confirmed what fans had already theorized, as he stated, “He was built for this. I mean, this is the moment he was waiting for. I was saying earlier, we had an entire episode, which I didn’t think about until recently, where he did, like, a Shell-bot where he had a video screen on a remote control wheelie thing. That was when people still needed to get together in groups. So, he would just send that out and sit in his room.”